List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
George Blair
John Rankine
Johnston's Co. [County] Map
016 [Situation] About 1/2 Mile East from Belton Dod
A farm house with offices (including a thrashing machine) having a farm attached. The property of L. B. Sydserf Esqr. It is said that a refractory Monk or Friar from the Monastery of Melrose was exiled to this place by the superior for disobedience and a wall or dyke had been built to enclose the portion of land which was allowed him. hence the name Friardykes. No trace of the dyke is now to be seen,

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Parish of Stenton Detached

[Note] -- "There was a religious house at Friardykes in the parish of
Stenton to which the refractory priests from Melrose were occasionally banished
and betwixt the inhabitants of that place and Papple House there was
a frequent intercourse," -- Stat. Acct. [Statistical Account] of Haddingtonshire 1841 page 66

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